Cosmic UHE neutrino signatures

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Giesel K, Jureit JH, Reya E
Journal: Astroparticle Physics
Publication year: 2003
Volume: 20
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 335-360
ISSN: 0927-6505


Utilizing the unique and reliable ultrasmall-x predictions of the dynamical (radiative) parton model, nominal event rates and their detailed energy dependence caused by a variety of cosmic UHE neutrino fluxes are calculated and analyzed. In addition, maximal Regge-model inspired small-x structure functions are employed for obtaining optimal rates which do not necessarily require 'new'physics interpretations. Upward mu(+) + mu(-) event rates are estimated by taking into account total and nadir-angle dependent regeneration effects due to neutral current interactions. For exploring extragalactic neutrino sources at highest energies (greater than or similar to 10(8) GeV) with modern (future) ground-level telescopes, we analyze horizontal air shower event rates and shower events caused by Earth-skimming tau-neutrinos, in particular their detailed shower- and cosmic neutrino-energy dependence. As an illustration of 'new physics' implications we estimate the relevant horizontal air shower event rates due to spin-2 Kaluza-Klein 'graviton' exchanges in neutral current neutrino-quark and neutrino-gluon interactions at low TeV-scales. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Giesel, Kristina Prof. Dr.
Professur für Theoretische Physik

External institutions
Technische Universität Dortmund

How to cite

Giesel, K., Jureit, J.-H., & Reya, E. (2003). Cosmic UHE neutrino signatures. Astroparticle Physics, 20(3), 335-360.

Giesel, Kristina, Jan-Hendrik Jureit, and Ewald Reya. "Cosmic UHE neutrino signatures." Astroparticle Physics 20.3 (2003): 335-360.


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